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A heart attack. Also called an AMI, acute myocardial infarction. It means that the heart is deprived of oxygen, because of lessened or lack of bloodflow to the heart.
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How is ESR affected by myocardial infarction?

  Answer   The ESR (or sedimentation rate) is a marker for acute inflammation. In the case of a myocardial infarction it is typically elevated within 3 days of the in

A myocardial infarction is a heart attack?

A myocardial infarction is a heart attack. It is caused when the  cells of the muscle of the heart do not get enough oxygen and  glucose, resulting in anaerobic metabolism a

Prevention for myocardial infarction?

reduce smoking, reduce intake of fat, reduce sodium intake, increase exercises. The risk factors are high blood pressure, hypercholesterol, increase age, male positive famil

What are the manifestations of myocardial infarction?

There are many different manifestations of a myocardial infarction and can very from person to person. Some common manifestations include but are not limited to chest pain, di

What are myocardial infarctions?

  In lay terms, these are heart attacks. Myocardial refers to the heart, infarction refers to cell death resulting from inadequate blood and oxygen flow.

What are the risk factors for myocardial infarction?

older age (>55) gender (M>F) race family history of heart disease atherosclerosis dyslipidemia (high cholesterol, high LDL/HDL ratio, high triglycerides) uncontrol

Differentiate myocardial ischemia from myocardial infarction?

Ischaemia is the lack of blood supply to a tissue which start anaerobic respiratory mechanisms. Infarction is cell death through apoptosis resulting from prolonged or severe i
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Why is ESR elevated in a myocardial infarction?

In an MI, heart muscle dies. When they die, they release enzymes etc. leading to an inflammatory cascade developing, white blood cells being attracted to the area etc. They al
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How myocardial infarction occurs?

Myocardial infarction happens when no enough oxygen is coming to the myocytes(muscle cells of the heart) via the coronary artery(which supplies the heart itself with blood). I